1815 - 1889Born at Brockville and called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1837, Richards represented Leeds in the Legislative Assembly (1848-53) and served as Attorney General for Canada West in the Hincks-Morin administration (1851-3). Appointed puisne judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1853, he became Chief Justice of that Court in 1863 and Chief Justice of the Ontario Queen's Bench in 1868. When the Supreme Court of Canada was formed in 1875, Richards became its first Chief Justice and continued in that position until his retirement in 1879. He died at Ottawa.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 445569 N 4937718|
|Decimal Degrees||44.59075000, -75.68575000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 35.445', W 75° 41.145'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 35' 26.7" N, 75° 41' 8.7" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-7 John Ross Matheson Way, Brockville Ontario , CA|
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